Monday, October 25, 2021

MAIN HOP PAGE - 2021 CAT LOVERS HOP

 


Handy List of 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Links
 
Upcoming Links for Daily Posts 
DAY 2 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Tuesday, Oct. 26)
DAY 3 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Wednesday, Oct. 27)
DAY 4 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Thursday, Oct. 28)
DAY 5 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Friday, Oct. 29)
DAY 6 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 30) 
Wrap-Up Day Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Wednesday, Nov. 3)
 


Welcome, Welcome, Welcome Friends and Cat Lovers!!!
 
I am so glad you are joining us for our 2021 Cat Lovers Hop....which will be going on all week right here Monday - Saturday, Oct. 25-30, 2021.  This is our 7th Year.....can you believe it???   This is the MAIN HOP PAGE where you can read the details of this year's Hop, get a sneak peek at our fabulous sponsors, and most importantly....LINK UP your projects.  Yay!!!

Before we go on........please take a moment to SIGN IN HERE.  I am asking everyone who wants to participate and be eligible to win prizes to please sign in to make my bookkeeping easier.  Thank you for helping me out this way!

Remember:  YOU MUST SIGN IN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES!!!


Also, before you get started, PLEASE read the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE. This will answer many of your questions, particularly if you are new to our hop!

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How to join in the 2021 CAT LOVERS HOP:
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There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly-drawn prize from our awesome sponsors:  linking up a cat project, commenting on linked-up projects, and participating in the Daily Games.

1. LINKING UP A CAT PROJECT: The Cat Lovers Hop is open world-wide....so please SIGN IN, and then link up a cat-themed project right here at the bottom of THIS post by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
 
There is a limit of 5 projects for the week.
I hated to have to limit the number of entries, but it was getting a little bit unwieldy for us to get around to every entry to leave meaningful comments.  So last year I set a limit of 5 and it seemed to be well-received.  So we will continue that this year. Thank you for understanding! 

***Please use #2021CatLoversHop on social media platforms (e.g. FB, IG, etc.) and allow PUBLIC (or UNLIMITED or ALL) permissions to view...not just FRIENDS...or most of us won't be able to see or to comment on your project!***


You may enter your project in as many other challenges as you wish. See my 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE to see what qualifies as a cat-themed project, so you don't miss out on being eligible for the prizes!! Around half the prizes will be randomly drawn from projects linked on this page. Be sure to include my 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Badge in your post.
 
 


2. COMMENTING ON LINKED-UP PROJECTS:  Leave a comment on any or all of the cat projects from the link up. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!
 
NEW THIS YEAR:  Extra days for commenting!!!
Comments on projects must be made by 11:59 pm Pacific, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 to be eligible for the comment prize drawings. (Notice that you have 4 extra days for commenting, especially helpful for visiting those projects that come in on the last day of the link-up.)

Around half of the prizes will be randomly drawn from comments on the cat projects.  You must SIGN IN to be eligible for the comment prizes, even if you are not linking up a project.


And, yes....a PRIZE will be awarded to one randomly-drawn lucky hopper who comments on ALL the projects!!  I will have a special link-up on the final Wrap-Up Day next Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021....which is the last day to leave comments.  If you manage to comment on all the projects in the hop by 11:59 pm Pacific that day, you can link your name up on that Wrap-Up Day to be in the super-commenter drawing.

3. PARTICIPATING IN THE DAILY GAMES:  There will be  Daily Games (usually consisting of icebreaker questions about you and your cats) at the bottom of each of my daily posts (Those posts will have titles such as: Day 1....Day 2...etc) There are prizes from our sponsor, Ike's Art!!  And no blog is required!!  :)
  You can link up your entry to the Daily Games throughout the duration of the Hop, including the extra days for commenting. 
You need to be SIGNED IN and have your entries in for the Daily Games by 11:59 pm Pacific, Wednesday Nov. 3,  2021 to be eligible for the prizes.
These prizes will be available world-wide! Yay!!   

NOTE:  Even if you do not use digital images and don't want to link up for the drawings, PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THE DAILY GAMES so we can get better acquainted with you!!  This truly is what makes our Cat Hops so extra special!! 
 
 
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OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS AND PRIZES
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I keep talking about sponsors and prizes, so I bet you want to know who they are and what they have donated as prizes. Right???? Of course you do!!!  This year's line up is more exciting than ever with 44 Sponsors!!!  WOW!   
 
Did you know that we have three sponsors that have generously provided prizes 7 years in a row?  A special shout-out of thanks goes to:  Art Impressions, Newton's Nook, and Ike's Art.  They have stayed with us since the beginning.  Annelise, Jen, and Ike....you ladies are fabulous!!!  THANK YOU!
 
Returning Sponsors:
I am so excited and grateful to have the following returning sponsors. I think you will agree that their support and generosity have made each of our Cat Lovers Hops extra fun!!! A huge thank you to each one of them for sponsoring us in the past and coming back for more of the furry frenzy this year!!! Here they are with the prizes they are offering this year:


Altenew - $20 Gift Voucher
Art Impressions - Feline Set stamps
Gerda Steiner Designs - Buckets of Love stamp set
Heffy Doodle - Mewniverse stamp set PLUS Dies
Ike's Art - Kitty Digi Images including the entire Kitten Kristmas Digi set
Ink Blot Shop - 15% Discount Coupon to all Hoppers
Ink Road Stamps - TWO prizes:  #1 A Cat-Lovers Box of Goodies, #2 - $30 Gift Code (2 winners!!)
Jane's Doodles - $25 Gift Code
Kellie Stamps - 1 digital stamp set or card set of winner's choice
Lawn Fawn - Meow You Doin' stamp set PLUS Dies
Leigh SB Designs - Cats Galore Digital Image + 3 - $3.50 Gift Codes for her Boutique (4 winners!!)
Lost Coast Designs - $10 worth of stamps of winner's choice
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Code
Stamp On It - 3 Digital Images of the winner's choice
Sunny Studio - Meow & Fur-Ever stamp set
Taylored Expressions - Whiskers stamp set and Silhouettes - Cats dies
The Cat's Pajamas - $15 Gift Code
The Crafter's Workshop -TWO PRIZES each containing two 6"x6" stencils: Flying Cat and Wild Prints stencils (2 winners!!) 
Unity Stamp Co. - FOUR - $25 Gift Codes (4 winners!!)
Waffle Flower - $15 Gift Code
Whimsy Stamps - $20 Gift Code
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Code
 
New sponsors:
And here are our new sponsors for this year's Cat Lovers Hop. I know you will be thrilled to see who has come on board with us this year! Let's hear some welcoming purrs for each of them. (Purr...purr...purr...)

CAS-ual Fridays - TWO Prizes:  Rainbow Bridge stamp set and the Pawesome Stencil
Evelin T Designs - $10 Gift Certificate
Picket Fence Studios - Surprise bundle of Cat Stamps
Reverse Confetti - $15 Gift Certificate
Viva Las VegaStamps - Assortment of unmounted Cat Stamps

Okay, now......just how incredibly fantastic is that line-up????? Are you excited yet? I am, too!!! I am so humbled and appreciative that each of these wonderful sponsors has agreed to support our Cat Lovers Hop. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all these new and returning fabulous companies!!! I will be introducing them in more detail on my daily posts, so be sure to come back each day!!

As I was listing all these amazing kitty stamp sets, it occurred to me that many of you cat lovers might already own some of these sets. If you would like to tell me in the comments of this post which (if any) of them you already have, I will try to make sure that if you happen to be a lucky winner you will get a set you don't have yet!  No guarantees, though. :)

All cat-themed projects must be linked up right here at the bottom of THIS POST to be eligible for prizes. (Please use #2021CatLoversHop on social media!!) Each day of the hop, I will have DAILY games with a link-up on that day's post....specifically for THAT game. PLEASE do not link your cat project up in the daily posts......only right here on THIS POST. Thank you!

So.....Are you ready????

On your claws. Get set. Gooooooooooooooooooo!!! Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions.  Let's make this 7th Cat Lovers Hop the best one yet!!



Janis
 

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39 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what everyone creates! I hope I will have time to hop along too. :)

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  2. Wow! What a fabulous and so very generous list of sponsors!! It is paw-mazing!! Looking forward to playing along and seeing everyone's paw-some projects. :-) And a huge thank you to you, Janis, for putting this fun hop together once again! hugs, Becca xoxo

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    1. And I do have the cute Heffy Doodle set already.

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  3. Hi Janis, wonderful to be participating in the Cat Lovers Hop again. I am lucky to already own the Rubber Dance and Poppystamps prizes. I am on the Lost Coast DT so wouldn't need that wonderful voucher either LOL. Thanks to all the amazing sponsors and the fabulous prizes, and for all your hard work. Hugz

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  4. Some amazing sponsors and I am ready! Thank u so much Janis for hosting this fun pawsome hop! Thanks to all fabulous sponsors!

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  5. Happy Day 1, we at LeighSBDesigns are delighted to be sponsoring your FURRbulous kitty hop again this year and playing along too!
    Kitty Kisses
    LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. YAY!!! I am fortunate to own the LawnFawn set, the Pink & main set and the Poppystamps die :) I am SO stoked that the hop is finally here :)

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  8. My girls and are are so excited to participate in your hop again. I wasn't sure if I would be able to squeeze any time out for making a project or two, but I started early so was happy to make a few anyway. I always love seeing all the beautiful cards that everyone makes, and look forward to this time of sharing a love for cats. I'm amazed that I don't have any of the prizes listed but would like to pass on the Cat Lady Box prize, since we can't have cats, and any digital prizes. Thanks so much for all your work on the hop!

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  9. I'm so happy that you made it through September and are feeling much better now. I still can't believe you were able to get this whole hop together with everything you had going on, but we're all glad to be here, I'm sure. Wow, there are so many sponsors this year that I actually missed seeing all the new ones, and I was still awestruck! No digis for me, because I'm still without a working printer, but I don't think I have any of those prizes (hard to believe). Off to check out all the entries and leave some love.

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    1. Just realized that I own about 9 cat images by VivaLasVegasStamps, so am thinking that someone else may appreciate the VLVS grab bag more than I.

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  10. Wowzers, Janis, what an amazing list of sponsors! A special thank you to those 3 sponsors who have stayed for all 7 years! It's funny because when I think of cat stamps, I automatically think of Newton's Nook, one of my all-time favourites! I enjoyed clicking through to look at the prizes as some of these sponsors are new to me. Out of this long list of very generous sponsors, there are only 3 cat stamps that I already own - Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps "Peeking Cat," Darkroom Door "Sitting Cat" (bought this one after last year's hop), and Sunny Studio's "Meow and Forever." So happy the hop was able to proceed this year and so happy you and your family recovered from Covid. Thank you for the extra days for commenting - I'll do my best and appreciate the extra time!

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  11. I am happy to be part of this hop along for the first time.

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  12. This is my first hop with you and it looks like lots of fun!

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  13. This is my first hop, also. It's funny because the woman above is one of me fellow DT members from House Mouse. We'll have to hide all the meeces from the cats. Hah! [Bunny]

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  14. Marisela Delgado said: So many beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  15. Help!! I’m new to this linking up ! I dont have a blog. So if I post my card on FB with the hashtag is that still considered entered?

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    1. You don't have to have a blog, but you do need to link up your FB post that shows your card into the Linky below. After you post your card on FB, click on that individual post to get the link. Cut and paste it from the address bar of your browser. Enter that URL into the Linky. Just click on the Blue "Click Here to Enter" and it will open the page with the photos of everyone's cards so far. Down at the bottom below those pictures, you will see another blue button that says +Add Link. Click on that and add your FB post URL and follow the rest of the instructions. Hope that helps. <3

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    2. Thanks Janis! I will try again!

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  16. I have a few of the prize items already...
    Sitting Cat from Darkroom Door,
    Pet Sentiment Die Set from Kat Scrappiness,
    Meow You Doin' from Lawn Fawn,
    and prize #2 Federico Cat Words and stencil bundle from Blank Page Muse!

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  17. I am loving all these kitty creations!!! Might take me a while to get to them all, but I am enjoying looking at them so much!

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  18. I am sooo happy to participate in the great hop again!!!

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  19. Thank you soooooo much Janis for all your hard work!!!
    Hugs and lots of cuddles to all your cats! :)

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  20. Love seeing all these beautiful, unique and creative works of art!! I wish I had known about this blog sooner! Thank you Janis

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  21. I just love this hop! Thanks for all the hard work in putting this together! As for the sponsors, wow! Big shout out to these amazing companies for their generosity! :)

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  22. One of my most favourite cardmaking events of the year! Thanks so much for organising all the fun, Janis. Jo x

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  23. This is my first year participating, but I'm so happy to have found out about this. I love cats and look forward to seeing everyone's projects. I always find so much inspiration from these types of events!
    Thanks for organizing this Hop and a big thank you to all the sponsors!
    The only set I already own is the fun Ai Feline Set; I used it on my linked project for today. -Tasha :)

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  24. Thank you Janis for all of your hard work! I am enjoying the Hop so much!

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  25. So sorry to be late to the party - had a clash with a family visit so both crafting and blogging time have been very thin on the ground.

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  26. Thank you Janis for this special cat hop, it is so much fun!

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  27. What a fabulous job you did, once again, with the incredible sponsor list!!

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  28. Great projects! A wonderful journey after them.

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  29. Thank you so much Janis for this special cat hop, it is such fun!
    you are incredible!!

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  30. Janis, I've been on the DT for QKR Stampede for nearly 6 years, one of the companies owned by Stamp On It, so you can ignore my name there if it comes up for a prize. :-D Also, I'm perfectly willing to pay postage for a prize, if necessary.

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  31. Hi Janis,
    Below are the prizes I would LOVE it I was picked... don't want to be given a stamp I already have when others can enjoy so YES to the following Basically ANY GIFT CARD.. (Gift Certificates: Brutus Monroe, YNS, Altenew, Ink Road Stamps, Jane's Doodles, Newton's Nook, The Cat's Pajamas, Waffleflower, Unity, Whimsy)

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  32. Congrats on 7 years Janis! Glad you were able to do it this year with having Covid. I hope to make projects for next year.

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  33. I double checked, and I do have the Lawn Fawn Meow you Doin' set. So I am good with anything else! I made it to all the posts I was able to post on; there were one or two that had broken links.

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  34. Thank you for the hop! Had a great time!!! :)

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Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis